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TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ Dec. 2017 – HEROES OF THE YEAR, STUPID POLITICIANS AND MORE

TOM DUGGAN’S NOTEBOOK ~ Dec. 2017 – HEROES OF THE YEAR, STUPID POLITICIANS AND MORE

The Firefighter’s Relief’s In at 1 Market Street in Lawrence is celebrating yet another anniversary and as one of their biggest cheerleaders I couldn’t be more thrilled. Next month we…

Nice Work if You Can Get It

Nice Work if You Can Get It

By: Kathy Runge – Dec. 2017 The city election has come and gone and not much has changed. Mayor Rivera is happy thinking that most of the voters preferred him.…

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Falsifying Audio Recordings in Federal Investigation

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Falsifying Audio Recordings in Federal Investigation

Defendant was paid cooperator for Internal Revenue Service  BOSTON – A Lawrence man who was working as a paid cooperator for the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in…

Charlie’s Medical Board Repeatedly Violates the Sherman Act

Charlie’s Medical Board Repeatedly Violates the Sherman Act

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Dec. 2017 In the U.S. the government shall not favor one competitor over another within the marketplace. Charlie Baker’s Board of Registration in Medicine does this…

Public Awareness for Compromised Public Waterways

Public Awareness for Compromised Public Waterways

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Dec. 2017 I recently testified in front of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture on a bill I co-sponsored, S448 An…

America’s New McCarthyism

America’s New McCarthyism

By: Aliana Brodmann E. von Richthofen, Dec. 2017 Not since the McCarthy era has one segment of society been hunted on the kind of threadbare allegations with the unconscionable sort of…

If You Build It, They Will Come – Rail Trails and Heroin Trails ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

If You Build It, They Will Come – Rail Trails and Heroin Trails ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Last month, the state legislature approved giving Lawrence another $1.5M for … get this … improvements to the “rail trail”. For those who don’t know what the “rail trail” is,…

PRINT EDITION of THE VALLEY PATRIOT, December, 2017 – EDITION #170 – HEROIN RAIL TRAILS

PRINT EDITION of THE VALLEY PATRIOT, December, 2017 – EDITION #170 – HEROIN RAIL TRAILS

DOWNLOAD THE DECEMBER, 2017 EDITION OF THE VALLEY PATRIOT READ ON LINE IN FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North…

Illegal Alien from the Dominican Gets 11 Years in Prison, $7M Fine for Identity Theft & Refund Fraud in LAWRENCE

Illegal Alien from the Dominican Gets 11 Years in Prison, $7M Fine for Identity Theft & Refund Fraud in LAWRENCE

Cashed More Than $7 Million in Fraudulently Obtained IRS Refund Checks  WASHINGTON — A illegal alien who had been twice deported and sentenced for re-entry to the US, (Dominican citizen)…

Owners of North Andover Company Plead Guilty in Illegal Gaming Scheme

Owners of North Andover Company Plead Guilty in Illegal Gaming Scheme

Authorities Seized Over $1 Million in Laundered Gambling Proceeds, the Largest Seizure in the History of the Money Laundering Statute SALEM – The owners of a North Andover company have pleaded…

Senator L’Italien Calls for Senate President to “Step Aside” Amid Sexual Allegations

Senator L’Italien Calls for Senate President to “Step Aside” Amid Sexual Allegations

Andover State Senator Barabara L’Italien (D) has called for Senate President Stanley Rosenberg to step aside as senate president while an investigation is being conducted against him and his husband…

Breaking the Law to Help Hospital Gorillas Get Bigger

Breaking the Law to Help Hospital Gorillas Get Bigger

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Nov. 2017 Caring doctors are an easy mark. They come into medicine because they are softies and spend their lives staying soft. This endears them…

Three Losses in a Row – Lantigua’s Not Going Away! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

Three Losses in a Row – Lantigua’s Not Going Away! ~ PAYING ATTENTION with TOM DUGGAN

  Nov. 2017 Since the late ’80s or early ’90s Willie Lantigua has been involved in every city election in Lawrence in some capacity or another. Whether as a candidate,…

Lowell: A Tale of a City Split in Two

Lowell: A Tale of a  City Split in Two

By: John MacDonld – Nov. 2017 As predicted since the inception of the debate surrounding the destiny of Lowell High School, the City of Lowell is divided. As municipal Election…

Lawrence Overreach in Trump Suit Puts All Residents at Risk

Lawrence Overreach in Trump  Suit Puts All Residents at Risk

By: Joe D’Amore – Nov. 2017 The City of Lawrence has placed wide swathes of the population at risk with its suit against the federal government in defending dubious principles…

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